Level Orange: High Risk

Case counts have seen a reduction in recent weeks. Widespread community transmission of COVID-19 remains in Mesa County.  Mesa County Public Health recommends all residents take action to protect themselves and prevent the spread of illness.

Protect Yourself and Those You Love

Mesa County is experiencing widespread community transmission of COVID-19. There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily, avoid the three Cs to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

  • AVOID Close contact settings such as close range conversations
  • AVOID Confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation
  • AVOID Crowds and places with many people nearby

Mesa County CARES Assistance

The Mesa County Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) has received additional CARES Act funding to support the community in recovering from the impacts of COVID-19. Funding requests are limited to $5,000 or less. Click here to access the application.

The Variance Protection Program sometimes referred to as the 5-star rating program, is a collaborative effort between Mesa County Public Health and the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize establishments implementing public health recommendations related to COVID-19.

How does a business qualify? Businesses can fill out this interest form. A Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) representative will visit the establishment and do an audit of their procedures as it relates to COVID-19. The representative will score them on a series of items required in the current public health order and outlined in the reopening plan.

Are businesses that don’t have this rating unsafe? No. Participation in this program is completely voluntary, it is intended to be a resource for those looking for establishments who are complying with public health orders and provide a list of safe places to go.

Have additional questions? Send an email to healthinfo@mesacounty.us and a staff member will get back to you.

Protect our Variance Partner Facilities

Click here more information and a current list of our partners.

Learn about our phased approach to allow some services to resume with precautions for COVID-19. This summary can help answer some general questions about Colorado’s Dial Framework.  Guidance by industry is provided on this page and can be printed for easy reference.